Copy cats have tried their best, with a rendition even making it to the Toronto Exhibition as the Cronut Burger which was short lived thanks to some good old fashioned food poisoning. Nothing says party like bacon jam laced with staphylococcus aureus.
But why am I bringing this up again?
It's because people are crazy.
The power of high demand and low supply brings out this bizarre behaviour in people. From taking swings at a fellow customer at the local Walmart for the last hot Christmas toy to waiting literally days outside to get prime tickets for an event.
...and now the Cronut.
I love food, but unless there is crack cocaine layers in these cronuts I don't understand why people are going nuts for them. It's gotten so bad that people have started crying and swearing at the baristas at Dominique's bakery when they run out of supplies.
There is even a Cronut Black Market. No you did not read that wrong, I said black market. Craig's Listers are putting out adds that they are willing to sit in line for people at a price of $20, $30 even $40 dollars per cronut. They are even putting up posts for sexual favours in exchange for a single Cronut.
Essentially they are pastry scalpers. It's rediculous! The worst part is that someone is that desperate for a cronut that they are paying for the black market option.
Does it give you super powers? Eternal youth?
Let's hope the fad dies off eventually before people start exchanging worse things.